Saturday, January 30, 2010

How to Report The News PROPERLY

thanks Charlie Brooker (and PrivateCustard!)

FILM: Antone's Home of the Blues

Just saw the amazing story of Clifford Antone and what 
he did for legendary as well as up & coming 
blues artists and I HIGHLY recommend it!

Freddie King on The Beat

backed by Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown and his band......good times!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Be Careful With a Fool by Johnny Winter

this made me feel so much soul can  one man have? Truly one of the greatest, and a national treasure. From Danish TV, 1970. (thanks, ognet!)

Ancient Poetry

"Nog Nog! Mkellen bebog! V'luch Matuch Maluch M'tog!"

(You know Cuneiform? You know Sanskrit?......... It's neither of those.)

{translation: Beans, Beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot}

- thanks to Mel Brooks & the 2K-yr-old-man!

Fake HDR effect!

Spuyten Duyvil, NYC

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Sometimes I sits & thinks....

and sometimes I jest sits.

New Chick Willis video! "Houdini Lover"

Chick does it again, ya'll ! (thanks SoulBluesMusic!)

Another iPad Commercial that Rocks!

The iPad - watch more funny videos

yep, this is SOME DEVICE!  (thanks, Peter Serafinowicz!)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

1984 by Spirit

blast from the past!  Spirit was awesome.  Randy California RIP.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hard Bargain doin Statesboro Blues

says check this out: STATESBORO BLUES -
1-mic, 1-take, no-edits, raw studio stuff from Hard Bargain

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lessig on Supreme Court Ruling

Pls sign Alan Grayson's petition online NOW!

Alan Grayson is the MAN! Sanity in DC?

Sign Alan Grayson's Supreme Court petition against corporations being allowed to spend unlimited cash on elections!  Sign it Now!

If you want to see who the real corporatists are then wait until they are put to the test over the Citizen's United ruling. Conservatives have been trying to destroy any type of campaign finance reforms and what this ruling means is that corporations will be allowed to blackmail any candidate just by threatening to spend gobs of money against them if they vote the wrong way.

Alan Grayson's petition says it all:
Unlimited corporate spending on campaigns means the government is up for sale and that the law itself will be bought and sold. It would be political bribery on the largest scale imaginable.

This issue transcends partisan political arguments. We cannot have a government that is bought and paid for by huge multinational corporations. You must stop this.

At any moment, the Supreme Court will announce whether it will allow corporations to spend unlimited funds on political campaigns.

Sign my petition to the Supreme Court now, and tell them to keep unlimited corporate spending out of our federal elections.

(thanks, John Amato at C&L!)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ronnie Montrose video will amaze you

From "Night Of The Guitars" series - more to come; this stuff rocks, yo!

Night of the Guitars #2 - blues jam

Laurie Wisefield, Rick Derringer, Robin Trower, & Ronnie Montrose trade some hot licks on this blues jam, from commandocody328.

Great Truth in Cartoons

Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Losing all our Freedom?

some nutbag on Fox Snooze was pointing out that we are no longer free to do ANYTHING now that Big Bad Barak's in town (DC).    I used to LOVE my freedoms, and now I guess I am just a slave, like Fox says, not free to do anything anymore.  Doesn't that just suck?   During the Shrub administration, I used to go around yelling "I'm FREEEE! I'm FREEE" but now I just have to curl up in the fetal position I guess and stay bummed out all the time, like they are on Faux News, the network who's slogan is "Fair and baaa....hey, we just make shit up!"

Osama Bin Neocon

Osama Bin Neocon

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Is it True? (hint: yes it is)

Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting while he was alive, Red Vineyard at Arles

(now I don't feel so bad about not selling much of my artwork, and I still have both ears!)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It this True? (a new Serial Posting)

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

LINKED: our Health Care System and our Food Industry

Not sure if you caught Michael Pollen on the Daily Show recently, but he made some great points when discussing his new book "Food Rules" regarding the links between our crappy diets and our crappy healthcare system.

All that processing and chemicals, dodgy unnatural fats, exotic corn and soy derivatives and acids, combined with lack of preventative medicine and regular excercise has made MOST western adults sick and/or obese over the last 20 years. Millions of people with cancers, diabetes, heart disease vying for treatment, health insurance companies trying to max out profits by minimizing care, exorbitant pharma prices in USA - these are the factors that we need to reverse somehow. Big job, where to start?

One hint...follow the Money. Money for politicians and political parties directly from the Industries have bought most of our congressfolk and senators, career politicians who spend most of their working hours in fundraising and opponent-bashing instead of governing.

Then to reform the actual Food Industry, changing bad practices that have been institutionalized, like factory farms and the overuse of Corn and corn products, as well as pharmaceuticals in feedlots. And to end the subsidizing of Wheat, Corn and Soybean production, which has lead to huge surpluses which in turn wind up as thousands of unhealthy processed food products and hydrogenated oils - THESE are the things that Can be done.

some facts about government-subsidized Factory Farms:
1. Factory farms are breeding grounds for the most dangerous viruses known to humankind, and for the most dangerous bacteria as well, including MRSA.
2. Factory farms are cruel to animals.
3. Meat from factory farms is by necessity full of antibiotics (to keep animals in such conditions from constantly being sick), which weaken the immune systems of people who eat the meat.
4. Waste from factory farms is a massive source of pollution, especially to rivers.
5. Factory farms funnel huge profits to a few, squeezing out the smaller farms that families used to make a living on.

Think we can do BETTER? I do.